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Retail commercial leases still offer promise for investors

The real estate world continues to evolve, so much so that it can be difficult to keep up. Of course, failure to keep up may mean many lost investing opportunities. Here is a look at a particular real estate myth that some investors in Los Angeles believe -- a myth that impacts those interested in investing in properties featuring commercial leases.

E-commerce has most definitely changed how consumers shop. However, this does not mean that physical retailers will be extinct in the near future. After all, retail sales in stores made up more than 90 percent of the $5 million-plus generated in the United States retail market in 2017. In addition, retail sales are slated to climb more than 4 percent this year.

The retail world is here to stay. It is simply taking on a new look. Landlords today are turning to pop-up tenants, entertainment and food-and-beverage businesses to give today's consumers the type of diversity they are demanding. Convenience and discount merchandisers are especially popping up in droves due to high demand. The trick in 2018's retail market is determining what customers are looking for and cannot easily get online.

With retail still alive and going strong in Los Angeles, now might be the perfect time to invest in properties featuring commercial leases. Once these types of properties are purchased, investors can simply focus on drawing the right tenants to their spaces with the hopes of meeting local shoppers' needs and ultimately seeing their profits soar. An attorney can provide an investor with the guidance he or she needs to complete a commercial real estate property purchase, ensuring that his or her best interests are protected each step of the way.

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